Google now has a firm lead on the mobile market and by that we mean that they are almost at the top with their Android operating system. Now as before they are trying to push their desktop operating system (Chrome) on other devices, mainly desktops and laptops. This was not a well-accepted system an year ago, mainly because laptops are portable and Chrome is a web based system, so with the portability problems arise with requiring an active wireless connection. That is why they are now trying to push this operating system on the desktop computers. Samsung came up with one solution for this and it is called Chromebox.
This little computer comes in a small package that weighs only 1.1 kg and dimensions of 193x193x33mm. It has a simple design and it looks a lot like Mac Mini. This little box computer comes by itself, so no screen, keyboard and mouse come with the package. It comes packed with enough ports to connect it with almost anything. It has 6 USB 2.0 ports (USB 3.0 is expected in the more expensive models), DVI-I out which is compatible with VGA, 2x Display ports which are compatible with VGA, DVI and HDMI and a gigabit Ethernet port. It has also a built in Wi-Fi a/b/g/n adapter and a Bluetooth 3.0.
The insides are not that amazing, so no serious gaming on it, but they will do the job when it comes to doing office work and reproducing a full HD movie. It works on a low level Intel Celeron dual processor that runs on 1.9GHz. It has a built-in 16GB SSD drive, witch is not much, but at least it is fast. It is also packed with 4GB DDR3 RAM.
This computer is a good desktop solution to put next to your TV and the Chrome surrounding is well known and supports almost all the known formats for pictures, video and office work. The surrounding is not perfect yet and it still has some issues with some devices, but they promise to fix that in time.